The prescription sheets were part of the Shikes artifacts donation. You can learn more about the library’s artifacts collection here. Dr. Robert Shikes donated his collection of medical artifacts to the library in 2015. Dr. Shikes collected medical related artifacts for many years and his donation includes thousands of items, which are currently being cataloged.
The donation came to the library last summer, and the collection is being processed by the library staff. Books are added to the library’s collection, with the Braddock bookplate and a blue label.
The archival parts of the collection are also being processed, and digitized for the library’s digital repository, Mountain Scholar. You can see the items currently in the collection here, and check back as we add more!
Please take the brochures featured outside the exhibit for more information, and look forward as we continue to process this new collection about the history of disabilities and disabled persons.
This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.
PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. The PolicyMap mapping tool is a single point of entry for data related to health, demographics and conditions of the communities you serve. Create maps, tables and reports to understand community needs, write compelling grant applications and locate health resources.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey! The survey ran from November 21 through December 12, 2019. Here is our first post about the survey results. Please watch for more posts addressing specific questions or issues we saw from the survey.
There were 630 total responses to the survey. Responders represented all six Schools and College, campus administration & support units, UCHealth, and others.
Here is the distribution of survey respondents by their university status:
The Strauss Health Sciences Library has an overall collections budget of nearly $3 million. Less than 1% of the collection budget is spent on one-time purchases while 99% is spent on electronic annual subscriptions. Every year our subscription costs rise approximately 5-7%. In FY20, the library has a shortfall in our collections budget of $300,000 and needs to make some difficult decisions in cancellations.
Based on pricing, usage, and feedback received from this survey, the library renewed most of the subscriptions listed on the survey. However, we made the following decisions:
Resources that received less than 4% of responses rating them “Essential” or “Important” were examined further. After review, the following subscriptions were cancelled.
American Physical Society journals (3.6% of respondents rated it as essential or important)
Knovel (1.5%of respondents rated it as essential or important)
VisualDx (3.8% of respondents rated it as essential or important)
In 2020, the library switched the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal subscription package to a smaller package, retaining the top 15 most used journals. All ACS titles remain available via interlibrary loan at no cost to faculty, students and staff.
Please see more information about our collection budget and subscription changes here:
Due to budget constraints and the increasing cost of library
resources, the Strauss Health Sciences Library is seeking feedback on the
usefulness and importance of selected resources (journal packages, databases,
etc.) via a Qualtrics survey:
This survey is password protected. You may find the password in the Nov. 21 Academic Announcements email titled “FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey”, or you can email AskUs (email@example.com) to get the password.
This seven-question survey should take about 10-15 minutes
to complete. Please respond to the survey by Thursday, December 12th.
Questions or comments about this survey or any library resource can be sent to Yumin Jiang, Head of Collection Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 724-2137.
This was written by Yumin, you can contact AskUs with questions.
Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hip (Brown, Thomas) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416049739; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternatives – Surgery of the Hip; Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery
Cases in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Gatzoulis, Michael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780443067129; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
High-Yield Imaging: Chest (Muller, Nestor) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061618; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Muller’s Imaging of the Chest
Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia (Lerman, Jerrold) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781437709889; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children
Osteoporosis in Men: The Effects of Gender on Skeletal Health (Orwoll, Eric) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780123746023; Package/Collection: Rheumatology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Osteoporosis
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Minimally-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation (Nahai, Foad) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030888; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation
This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.
your work(s) to Mountain Scholar is easy. In five easy steps you can get your
work submitted and made available in Mountain Scholar. A variety of
resources can be submitted to Mountain Scholar. Here is a list of some items we
Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright
Books and book chapters
Multimedia including photos, images, and videos
Teaching materials and Open Educational Resources (OER)
Poster and/or slide presentations
Professional activity materials
Projects and portfolios
Special events materials
If you still have questions check out our Mountain Scholar FAQ or contact Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu).
Every year, during the month of October, the Scholarly
Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) organizes the international
event Open Access Week. For one week we focus on the importance and need for
Open Access scholarship and, as SPARC has said,
it provides “an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their
communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share
what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation
in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”
So, how does the Strauss Health Sciences Library support
The Strauss Library supports Open Access in several ways. To
start, Open Access is part of the Strauss Library’s Collection
Development Policy and we regularly make Open Access content available
through our library catalog. Here are
some examples of Open Access journals currently available in our catalog:
In addition to providing access to Open Access, the Strauss
Library supports the CU Anschutz campus publishing in Open Access journals. If
campus affiliates publish in an Open Access journal, depending on their author
rights, they can preserve their article in our institutional repository, Mountain Scholar, as
well. Learn more
about Mountain Scholar.
How is Open Access relevant to the medical and health
Open Access is beneficial to all subjects and fields.
Allowing your research to be freely available will generally increase
citations, support further advances in the field, and increase representation
in the field.
Here are examples of Open Access in the medical and health sciences fields:
to SPARC, it “invites scientists from around the around to freely share
their research on anti-malaria drugs through a transparent, online platform.
The hope is to accelerate discovery of new drug candidates to be entered into
pre-clinical development. All data and ideas are shared openly. There are no
to their mission, OMF supports “collaborative medical research to find
effective treatments and diagnostic markers for chronic complex diseases with
initial focus on ME/CFS.”
This year’s Open Access Week theme is “Open for Whom?
Equity in Open Knowledge”. What does that mean?
Open Access Week has a theme. Last year’s theme was “designing equitable
foundations for open knowledge.” Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement
at SPARC, explains this year’s theme
“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”; “As open becomes the default, all
stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to
ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a
diverse global community.”
play many roles in Open Access publishing. For example, it can refer to the
accessibility of a platform hosting an Open Access journal, or the diversity of
the editors, peer-reviewers, and authors of an Open Access journal. Open Access
also brings equity to a field when all researchers have the same access to
research and data. In contrast, accessing a traditional subscription journal
requires a subscription which costs the institution, library, or individual
money, if they can afford the journal.
How can I learn more about Open Access?
There are several resources available to learn more about
Open Access. Here are a few:
A wiki with several more resources about Open
Access to learn yourself and teach others
If you have questions that were not answered above, please use the Strauss Library’s AskUs to chat or email with a librarian or reach out to Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian.
Cecelia spent the last year at the National
Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland learning about products and
services provided by the National Library of Medicine and working on projects
that included analyzing MEDLINE application data, researching computational
reproducibility, and providing PubMed instruction.
Having begun her fellowship year at Strauss Library in September, Cecelia is excited to jump right into library instruction and reference.
Cecelia is from St. Louis, Missouri and received her Masters in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. Outside of work Cecelia enjoys playing cello in a community orchestra, spending time outside, and caring for her two guinea pigs, Ben and Jerry.
This was written by Cecelia, you can contact AskUs with questions.
This is a collection of photographs taken of the Anschutz Medical Campus prior to the University of Colorado moving here. The photos show the campus when it was the Fitzsimons Army Base.
U.S. Army General Hospital No. 21 opened in 1918 during World War I to treat soldiers with tuberculosis. In 1941, a new building named Fitzsimons General Hospital was later renamed Fitzsimons Army Hospital and then was deactivated in 1996 and officially closed in 1999. Today the hospital is known as the Fitzsimons Building (or Building 500) on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
You can see the digitized images in Mountain Scholar. The images are originally slides, that have been digitized by the staff here at Strauss Library!
Please enjoy the collection, and contact the library if you have any questions.
This was written by Debra and Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.
LibKey Nomad, created by Third Iron (creators of BrowZine), is a Chrome
browser extension that provides instant links to full text articles subscribed
to by the Strauss Health Sciences Library as well as open access articles.
EBSCO described DynaMed as “a clinician-focused tool
designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care. Rigorous and
daily review of medical literature by our physician and specialist staff
ensures that timely and objective analysis, synthesis and guidance are at our